Sep 2, 2010 5:30pm PDT
's trapped miners. the engineers have hit a snag. scientist stephen hawking declares the creation of the universe did not depend on god. and what was a byword for intoxicating glitz and glamour, this is my in to win back its place as top european film festival. -- venice is trying to win back its place as top european film festival. israel and the palestinians have been holding their first direct negotiations in nearly two years in washington. the american middle east envoy, senator george mitchell, says talks so far have been constructive. he said the two sides have agreed to meet again in two weeks, and it would work toward reaching a framework agreement first. our middle east editor from washington. >> the two sides' motorcades brought them into the state department in washington for the latest installment in what has turned into a 20-year middle eastern saga of lost hope. not surprising then that in the public part of the meeting, they were all careful to say that negotiations to make peace a year from now would not be easy. the americans plan always to be inside the room or h
Sep 3, 2010 7:00pm EDT
today. >>> physicist stephen hawking is best known for his complex theories about the universe but now has set the twitter universe on fire in a debate about god. hawking became the top trending topic after an excerpt of his new book presented his beliefs that a creator is unnecessary for the universe to exist. his theory is the creation of the universe was an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics to which someone in our newsroom answered, okay, stephen hawking, explain this -- how do you make a pair of cute baby pandas? don't answer that. that's, of course, between two consenting pandas, but this is a cute pair of baby pandas making their debut at a japanese zoo. brother and sister, three weeks old. they have already quadrupled in weight to a healthy 1.5 pounds each. >>> about that story we did recently about teenagers' addictions to cell phones. it was fairly accusatory. then today came this nugget. two-thirds of adults say the phone is either in or next to the bed at night, though the younger you are the more likely that is. 90% of americans between 18 and 29 curl up with th
Sep 3, 2010 4:35am PDT
... until we make this right. >>> noted scientist stephen hawking is facing criticism from religious leaders for his latest books. in excerpts from his newest book printed thursday, hawking says god is not needed for the creation of the universe. he says the big bang was a result of the inevitable laws of science, that physics can explain things without the need for a benevolent creator. today the archbishop of canterbury says physics alone will not settle the question of why there is something rather than nothing. >>> in chicago it's something that young people can believe in. a group of performers is spreading a message of happiness through song. cynthia bowers reports. ♪ >> reporter: rap music often earns its bad rep, but this group is giving rap a whole new spin. ♪ you got the power to change >> reporter: meet chicago's happiness club. >> our message is, we're spreading happiness. we are spreading good vibes all over. ♪ >> reporter: its 50 performers come from different races and neighborhoods. they range in age from 6-year-old dawn butler -- are you a singer? a dancer? >> i'm a da
Sep 3, 2010 6:00am EDT
thirds of home kitchens received a grade of a or b. it can lead to illness. >>> stephen strasburg eric is going to have tommy john surgery on his injured right elbow today in los angeles. they give him a good chance of a full recovery. he will be out at least a year. preseason cames' to close last night with a 20-10 loss against arizona. most of the starters sat out. it was a battle for backup jobs. there were few highlights. >> there is a touchdown. >> richard bartell and terence austin "the up for the honaker -- hooked up for the only touchdown. albert haynesworth had no comment. >> we will go back to ocean city for the latest on the track of the storm and a timeline and we will check the situation for north carolina. they are already seeing the effects there. >> we have new perspective from the frontlines during the wednesday standoff at the discovery building. i will have a live report coming up. >> i am in the belfort furniture weather center. a few sprinkles outside right now, but have an absolutely beautiful week what's all this? big news! we have another way to help you save.
Sep 3, 2010 5:00pm EDT
a hurricane. that is the good news. >>> we have your fingers crossed because this news is big. stephen strasbourg was supposed to have surgery this morning. no or from the national. the chances of a full recovery is listed at only 85%. as soon as we hear, we will let you know. nyjer morgan has been suspended. they have been suspended and or fined. nyjer morgan suspended eight games for his wild week. i have been talking about a redskins, more of them coming up at 6:00. he suffered a stroke just before his team's practice. last night, billy was back on the sidelines. ♪ >> he is back on the field, just like he planned to be. but last fall, he spent most of the time in a hospital. he suffered a stroke while teaching and was sidelined. >> i'm the type of person that if you tell me i cannot do something, i would like to prove you wrong. >> he coached a field for 11 seasons and had hoped to return to that same role this year. he decided he could not do it full time. he is an assistant to the head coach. >> he has not changed in terms of him being his normal cantankerous itself. he does not
Sep 3, 2010 6:30pm EDT
. >> reporter: for you, yes. >> yes, yes. >> reporter: when we first met stephen browning in 2003, he was a can-do american, freshly arrived to help rebuild iraq, as part of the pentagon's temporary government. >> i personally believe that there is no mission in the world more important than the mission that we are doing right here in this country today. >> reporter: today, he's a father of two, living outside of denver, and his assessment of the war now genuinely surprised me. you don't think it was worth it? >> i don't. we'll see. maybe iraq will be a shining star of democracy in the middle east. i just don't see it happening. >> reporter: this boy appeared in an abc news story in 2007. at age 12, he was working in a mechanic's shop because his father, the bredwinner, had died during the invasion. "i dream," he told us, "of going back to school." but three years later, we found him, still at work. i met this shia sheikh in 2003 when he was a serious 29-year-old. he is now a militia leader who is still anti-american that our local staff said interviewing him would be, quote, like throwing your
Sep 3, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, stephen hayes, it turns out as we reported earlier in the 37 races for governor across the country this november in at least 20 of those states, including massachusetts and iowa, that in some cases republicans, some cases democrats, some cases both have endorsed an arizona-style crackdown on ill leam immigrants. will immigration be a voting issue this november? >> it always threatens to be a voting issue and it rarely is a voting issue. this year could be different. you are seeing candidates embrace arizona, but how many have we seen reported on that says it goes further than arizona? that is happening in wisconsin where i was a couple weeks ago. scott walker, the republican governor says i want arizona-plus and take away public funding from the illegal immigrants. >> it also feeds in a narrative that the federal government has been asleep on the job in terms of immigration and come place sant and folks want -- complacent of the folks wanting to take the government back. it will be an issue. of course, i think the economy is the top issue. but i think some folks will go to voting b
Sep 3, 2010 7:00am EDT
sunny and a little breezy. >>> stephen strasburg of the washington nationals will have surgery today in california, tommy john surgery on his right elbow. doctors give athletes and 90% chance of full recovery after this procedure. he will be out at least a year. thanks for watching. we will be at noon. regis and kelly next. we will be at noon. regis and kelly next.